Castle Ashby Gardens

Castle Ashby Gardens: Hours, Address, Castle Ashby Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Castle Ashby Gardens
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Castle Ashby Gardens is home to Parkland designed by Capability Brown, Formal Italian Gardens, an Arboretum, and a small Animal Menagerie. The Gardens are extremely well maintained and are among the best in the county. There is something here for everyone.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Chris B
16 contributions
Wonderful gardens
Sep 2021 • Couples
My wife and I came for the afternoon and was not disappointed. Splendid walks with stunning displays of flowers. So peaceful and tranquil. A pleasure to come here. £10 per adult. Superb tea and cake to end a delightful afternoon
Written September 17, 2021
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Beth R
Kettering, UK4 contributions
Gardens and afternoon tea
Sep 2021 • Business
Visited with my NHS colleagues yesterday afternoon as part of our much needed wellbeing trip, beautiful gardens to walk round and so well maintained! We had afternoon tea also, absolutely delicious and catered so well for all our different dietary requirements. Staff were so friendly couldn't do enough to ensure our visit was perfect! Thank you so much, we will certainly be back.
Written September 8, 2021
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Robyn
Milton Keynes, UK32 contributions
Beautiful Gardens
Aug 2021 • Family
This is quite possibly my favourite place to visit in Northamptonshire.

The gardens are absolutely beautiful, with a large orangery, menagerie and plenty of areas to have a picnic.

You can obviously tell that the gardeners/landscapers really take pride in their work.

The cafe onsite is lovely after a nice walk around the grounds.

Our two children love coming here and so do we!
Written August 15, 2021
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Caroline G
Rushden, UK16 contributions
Hidden gem with surprises
Jul 2021 • Friends
Castle Ashby feels like a hidden gem. There’s a surprising amount of slightly unusual things to see, including marmosets and meerkats in the farm area, a Victorian greenhouse with every kind of fuschia under the sun, and my favourite bit - the orangerie. I like that none of it is overdone or over manicured. A very relaxing place to visit.
Written August 11, 2021
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Barry R
Luton, UK41 contributions
First vist very impressed
Jul 2021 • Family
First visit to the above staff very polite my sister treated my mum who turned 73 friday to a day out to castle ashby gardens and it was amazing
Enormous with plenty to see I highly recommend visiting very well maintained
I travelled from Luton to Bedford by bus then from Bedford to Castle ashby gardens it was 30 miles in total took 1 hr 30 mins but worth it my mum was very impressed with it my mum myself my sister daughter and partner spent 4 hrs there even had a hurricane fly overhead on it's way back to sywell airfield it was quite busy everyone followed the covid rules and for me it was a great day out so clean and tidy well maintained lawns I will definitely come back
Thank you to everyone there for such a great day
Written July 10, 2021
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Scarletava210
Falmouth, UK68 contributions
Lovely gardens
Jun 2021 • Friends
Online booking a bit of an experience but got there eventually!
The gardens where absolutely beautiful from the menagerie to the colourful array of flowers and plants
Worth the £10 fee to wonder round the gardens
Gift shop not yet open
Written July 5, 2021
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907rainbow
London, UK66 contributions
Best italian gardens ever visited with excellent coffee shop
Jul 2021
On arrival there is a cafe and it is excellent whether you want sandwiches or toasties and cakes are delicious and so are the drinks and not expensive and a shame they can't help other venues that are run so bad with catering . Then there is the gardens they are the best as so well maintained. with many ponds etc and areas for child play and animals to visit ...well worth a visit!!!!
Written July 4, 2021
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markhaines99
Bedford, UK11 contributions
Nice but difficult to get to
Jun 2021
This is not a good time to visit Castle Ashby Gardens unless you have a helicopter as most of the roads around it are closed and the diversion signs take you round in circles. if you go reasonably early its not crowded even at the weekend. The cafe is open and serves good snacks and light meals etc. and the service is quick. Getting into the cafe is difficult as the grounds staff were obviously given several hundreds of metres of rope for Christmas which they felt compelled to get rid of and therefore roped off all the seats unneccessarily.! The grounds are delightful although the signposting is confusing and there are no maps of the grounds currently available.
The gift shop is currently closed and woe betide any children who want ice cream as there is none available!
Written June 27, 2021
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Alice
Northampton, UK2 contributions
day trip
Apr 2021
Enjoyable afternoon stroll, and location is splendid. However for a day out there is limited walking space which would be be ideal. Landscaping is second to none, with covid's social restrictions it is ideal and not busy midweek!
Written June 20, 2021
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James J
Northampton, UK17 contributions
Nice scenery
Apr 2021 • Couples
Visited on Wednesday with my girlfriend and the dog. Nice scenery for a calm and casual stroll but not the biggest of walks considering you have to pay to get in.
Written April 9, 2021
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